To improve the training of highly qualified scientific staff, the Scientific and Educational Center of General and Inorganic Chemistry was established in the Institute in 2001. It includes the PhD school, inter-institutional basic departments, educational and scientific centers, and scientific and research departments of leading Russian scientific and educational institutions.
IGIC RAS has a license to conduct educational activities of higher education, i.e. to train highly qualified staff. The PhD school in the Kurnakov Institute provides training of highly qualified scientific and scientific-pedagogical staff of the highest qualification in the following specialties:
02.00.01 Inorganic Chemistry.
02.00.02 Analytical Chemistry.
02.00.04 Physical Chemistry.
02.00.21 Solid State Chemistry.
The Scientific and Educational Center at IGIC RAS works with PhD students and undergraduate students who undergo practical training in the laboratories of the Kurnakov Institute, performing term papers and graduate theses. Institute staff are actively involved in training the students of the Moscow State University (Department of Chemistry, Department of Materials Science), Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (Higher Chemical College, RAS), and Russian Technological University MIREA.
The creation of the Scientific and Educational Center of General and Inorganic Chemistry promoted to attract young staff interested in research work to the Kurnakov Institute. In the period from 2011 to 2021, more than 50 graduate students who defended their Master’s theses joined the staff of IGIC RAS.